854 Frostia

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854 Frostia
Discovery
Discovered by S. Beljavskij
Discovery date 3 April 1916
Designations
SIGMA 29; 1931 MB; 1935 QE; 1950 VP
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 73.52 yr (26853 d)
Aphelion 2.7805 AU (415.96 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9566 AU (292.70 Gm)
2.3685 AU (354.32 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17393
3.65 yr (1331.4 d)
19.21 km/s
128.5557°
0° 16m 13.393s / day
Inclination 6.0883°
190.6003°
84.3355°
Earth MOID 0.951756 AU (142.3807 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.34463 AU (350.752 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.518
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 8.39 ± 1.27 km[2]
Mass (1.06 ± 0.95) × 1015 kg[2]
Mean density
0.88 ± 0.13 g/cm3[2]
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0042? m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0079? km/s
37.56 h (1.565 d)
0.33-0.6
Temperature ~181 K
12.0
S/2004 (854) 1
Discovery
Discovered by R. Behrend
L. Bernasconi
A. Klotz
R. Durkee
Discovery date 2004/07/17
Light curve
Orbital characteristics
17 km
Eccentricity ?
1.572 ± 0.00004 d
1 day, 13 hours, 43 minutes, 41 ± 3 seconds
25 mas (maximum)
Satellite of 854 Frostia
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 4.6 km
Volume 51 km3 (assumed)
0.7 fainter than primary
~14.8

854 Frostia is a main-belt asteroid orbiting the sun. It was discovered in 1916 by Sergei Ivanovich Belyavsky from Simeiz Observatory in Crimea and is named after Edwin Brant Frost, an American astronomer. This asteroid measures approximately 8.4[2] km in diameter.

A satellite, designated S/2004 (854) 1, was identified based on light curve observations in July 2004 by Raoul Behrend, Laurent Bernasconi, Alain Klotz, and Russell I. Durkee. It is roughly 10 km in diameter and orbits about 25 km from Frostia with an orbital period of 1.572 days.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "854 Frostia (1916 S29)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ Johnston, Robert. "(854) Frostia". johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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